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Monday, March 26, 2012

Viticulture Course taught by TB this summer!

Interested in Grape Growing in Vermont?
Viticulture is one of the fastest-growing agricultural industries in the Vermont, with high-quality grapes and wine produced across the state. Learn about local grape production in this weekly summer course offered at the University of Vermont taught by Terence Bradshaw, UVM Hort Farm Director, Fruit Production expert, and research specialist.

PSS 195: Cold Climate Viticulture will be taught on Wednesdays May 23-July 11 at the UVM Horticulture Research Center in South Burlington. In this 3-credit course students will learn principles and practices of commercial cold-climate grape production, including: site selection and preparation; varietal selection; vine training; nutrient, water and pest management; harvest; and introductory winemaking considerations. Special emphasis will be placed on environmental and economic sustainability of the vineyard operation. The class will apply knowledge of integrated horticultural and pest management practices in a real vineyard setting. The class format will consist of a combination of classroom lectures, hands-on fieldwork, and visits to local commercial vineyards.
Significant tuition discounts apply for this and other core courses in the ‘2012 On-Farm Summer Institute’.